Coralville man accused of using minor in a forgery crime

Andy Mitchell, News Reporter

Authorities have accused a Coralville man of using a minor to commit forgery.

Eric Flowers, 20, has been charged with two counts of forgery and two counts of using a juvenile to commit an indictable offense.

According to the arrest affidavit, Flowers offered a 17-year-old female $250 to cash checks for him, and he provided her with stolen checks to cash at U.S. Bank and the University of Iowa Community Credit Union.

According to the affidavit, Flowers received $800 from a check cashed at the University of Iowa Credit Union, and he attempted but failed a transaction at U.S. Bank. Flowers reportedly admitted he was not authorized to use the checks.

Forgery is a Class-D felony, and using a juvenile to commit an indictable offense is a Class-C felony.